Sunday, October 4, 2009

HBT - Win "Zombie Queen of Newbury High"


If you read yesterday's post with a guest blog from author Amanda Ashby, you'd know what today's post was... A GIVEAWAY FOR HER BOOK "Zombie Queen of Newbury High"!! Amanda has generously offered one winner a copy of her young adult novel.

Book description:
High-school senior Mia inadvertently casts a spell that turns her entire senior class into flesh-eating zombies who believe that she is their especially tasty queen. Fortunately, the new kid at school, Chase, is actually an agent from the Department of Paranormal Containment, and it's his job to make sure such things never come to pass. It takes four days for the spell to fully evolve, so Mia; her best friend, Candice; and Chase spend that time romping through truly funny predicaments while desperately seeking to reverse the spell.

How to Enter:
-Leave a comment, and be sure to
include your email address!
-There are additional things you can do for extra entries. These are optional, but give you a better chance of winning.
-Please try to put all of your entries in ONE comment, it makes it easier to count them all up.

Contest Rules:
-Open to anyone on Earth! Sorry Martians! :P
-I'll use to pick the winner.
-Leave an email address in your comment, please! No email = No entry. Sorry, but I have to have a way to contact the winner!

Extra Entries:
+4 If you already follow my blog.
+3 Become a follower of my blog.
+5 Put on your sidebar - please leave link.
+1 Each time you Twitter about this giveaway. You can do this up to 3 times. - must leave links!
+8 Blog about this giveaway - must leave link!
+3 Put my "Haunted Blog Tour" button on your sidebar and link it to my site.
+3 Comment on my guest post with Amanda Ashby.
+2 Go to Amanda's site and tell me something interesting you learned from her bio.
+1 Answer this question: How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?

Total number of entries you can have: 30!

The contest ends on October 31 at midnight. The winner will be chosen and posted/emailed on November 1.

Good luck! And don't forget to check back each day for the rest of the Haunted Blog Tour posts this month! :]


  1. +4 If you already follow my blog.
    +5 Put in my sidebar httP://
    +2 I thought it was interesting she broke Will Robinson's leg when she was 8 in her mind :P
    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I would grab a blow torch :) lol

    :) Erica

  2. +1 Would love to read this book - sounds like it would be fun! kherbrand at comcast dot net
    +4 already follow
    +2 Learned one of her favorite authors is Jill Mansell who is one of mine also!
    +3 I commented on Amanda's guest post.

  3. +3 I become a follower. :D
    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I would go into hiding underground in a bomb shelter, and hope someone else has the means to destroy them. :P

    Thanks for the contest!


  4. +1 Thanks for the contest and that it is international. The book does sound great!

    +4 I am already a follower!

    +5 Put on your sidebar -

    +3 Comment on my guest post with Amanda Ashby.
    I have posted the coment in your guest post. :)

    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
    I know some little kung fu! :) And I would run as fast as i can.. :)

  5. It's international, yeah!

    +3 Become a follower
    +5 Put on sidebar
    +1 Twitter

    +1 Answer: Hehe, I wont survive, I'm too clumsy. I'll probably would be the first to die- or get my brain ate. Wathever the zombies fell like doing!

  6. Nice giveaway!
    +3 I'm a new follower
    +3 commented on Amanda's guest post


  7. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Wow, I'd love to win/read this one:) thanks for the chance

    +3 New Follower

  8. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    I would survive a Zombie Apopcalypse by energetically rolling around in huge piles of garlic, seeing as how zombies (for reasons not yet understood) have a pronounced aversion to garlic.
    Except for ITALIAN zombies ... which is a whole 'nother apopcalyse lol

  9. How have I not heard of this book yet? Awesome!

    Extra Entries:
    +3 I am now a proud follower!
    +3 Commented on Amanda Ashby guest post.
    +2 She slits her time living in probably the two places I most want to visit (England and New Zealand), and she has all my sympathy for the flying with two young kids, I am ever grateful my flight home is only an hour. Also, awesome about finding the silver lining to dark clouds.
    +1 I am a complete wimp and would find somewhere to hide and hope somebody would come save me.

  10. Hi :)
    Is Amanda Ashby on Twitter?
    All the best,
    PS - email is in my Blogger Profile

  11. +5 You're on my sidebar
    +3 Commented on your guest post with Amanda Ashby.
    +2 I've learned that even bonified authors can come up with some real doozies for titles, "Lust in the Dust"! LOL! My friend always asks for help coming up with titles, but I've never come anything quite as... original... as that. ;}
    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
    That's easy! Don't get eaten. Seriously, though, I do have a plan! First things first, you have to assess the situation. I'd do this by first determining whether the zombies were of the friendly or dangerous variety by playing Thriller. If the zombies don't fall into formation and start dancing, then I know the situation has gone critical and I need to escape. Weapon of choice: machete. It's hard to be scared when you're swinging a giant, menacing knife around, plus you don't need any special training.

  12. Forgot my email!
    zombiegirrrl21 at aol dot com

    You know, on second thought, I'd want a Lobo as my weapon of choice. It's a shovel/ax hybrid featured in World War Z. Very handy, and designed specifically for dispatching zombies.

  13. Thank you for this international contest!!

    +3 New follower
    +5 Sidebar: HERE
    +1 Twitter: HERE
    +8 Blog about this giveaway: HERE
    +3 Put my "Haunted Blog Tour" button on your sidebar: HERE
    +3 Comment on my guest post with Amanda Ashby: HERE
    +2 Go to Amanda's site and tell me something interesting you learned from her bio: She started to write after read Come Together (by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees), because she found the sort of books she wanted to write.
    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?: The searching for water and food would be primordial. Then, look for long-range weapons or a big knife or machete. Finally, I would be hidden in some place, to gain time to make many traps!

    Thanks again!!

    - Kiara

  14. Great contest. I have been wanting to read this.

    +4 already a follower.
    +5 Put on your sidebar

  15. Thank you!
    +5 sidebar here.

    ella_press AT

  16. I would LOVe to win this!!
    Thankyou!! :D:D:D


  17. I love zombie books +1
    +4 I follow your site
    +3 commented on guest post.
    +1 If I would survive a Zombie attack-
    I would hide behind my brother and let him kick their butt(hehe)
    +2 The author loves Angel and Bones. These are my favorite shows.

  18. I hope I win this book. It looks awesome.

    +4 If you already follow my blog.
    +1 I would survive a zombie apocalypse by hiding in a hole in the ground because zombies are probably tired of being underground.

    -- Chelsea

  19. I would love to read this! Thanks so much!
    bunnybx at gmail . com

    +1 Tweeted:
    +8 Blogged:
    +1 Answer this question: How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? By sailing as far as I can (with supplies). Have to make sure I have with me a good captain and awesome fisherman and cook :P
    Zombies can't swim nor breathe underwater, right?

    bunnybx at gmail . com

  20. Awesome contest!!

    +3 I became a follower.
    +8 Blogged about it here:
    +2 That her mother and husband suggested "Lust in the Dust" as a possible book title.
    +1 I'd survive a zombie apolalypse... by googling how to! I am the google queen. :D

  21. Great contest!

    +4 already follower
    +5 link in sidebar
    +1 I would survive by holing up in a storm cellar full of books, water, and chocolate. (And maybe some real food) =]

  22. +3 Became a follower

    +3 Commented on Amanda's guest post

    +3 Something interesting I learned about Amanda is that she won a RWNZ prize to get published but the company went out of business before Amanda's book could be published.

    +1 I would survive by hoarding a bunch of supplies, hop on a boat and sail out to sea.


  23. Enter me! Enter me!

    +4 If you already follow my blog.
    +5 Put on your sidebar - please leave link.
    +1 Each time you Twitter about this giveaway.
    +1 Answer this question: How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I'd take a plane to Australia.


  24. +3 new follower
    +5 linked in sidebar (

    Great contest(:

    kelseythebookscout at gmail dot com

  25. +4 Already a follower
    +3 Commented on guest post
    +3 Amanda loves Angel just like me! Woo hoo!
    +1 Stock up on the food and shotguns!


  26. Great contest.
    +3 became a follower
    +3 commented on guest post
    +2 I learned that she is currently living in New Zealand, which is where I live
    +1 I would hide in the roof of my house

  27. +3 new follower
    +1 I tweeted about it (
    +2 amanda loves lying in the sun and reading, and she doesn't eat brains.
    +1 it would be easy; zombies hate the taste and smell of vegans

  28. +1 I really enjoyed Never Slow Dance With a Zombie and this is reminding me of that one! I love zombie high school novels!
    hmsgofita at hotmail dot com
    +4 I'm a follower
    +5 posted a link at bottom of my blog
    +1 my tweet:
    +3 commented on Amanda's guest post!
    +2 Amanda has an amazing imagination and she also has an incredible way of making it through some pretty rough stuff. I love her story on how she was finally able to come up with her first published novel and how she never gave up over the six years she tried to get a novel published.
    +1 I would definitely kick some zombie booty in the case of an apocalypse! I have a machete, my survival book for zombies, and some Tai Chi training on my side! HA!

  29. Wow! Lots of extra entries! :D

    +4 already following.
    +5 linked in sidebar (
    +8 Blogged about this giveaway (
    +1 How would I survive a zombie apocalypse? Ah... putting anyone I can between myself and a zombie. xD And hiding away somewhere, with lots of books, food, and quiet time.

    Alex (& Lauren) at

  30. Hi, I'm leaving a comment :) is my email address.

    I'm from Australian, so nope not a martian (sorry, you'll probably be disappointed by this)

    +3 I'm a new follower

    +1 I tweeted about this comp

    +8 Blogged about this comp

    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I would join 'em. being a zombie would be pretty cool but only for one day so I'd make sure to bring a little magic potion with me.

    Hope I win my first book pack!

  31. Totally awesome contest! Thanks for having it.

    +4 already follower

    +5 Sidebar:

    +3 Tweeted 3 times:

    +8 Blog Post:

    +3 Button on sidebar:

    +3 Commented on guest post

    +2 I forgot that she was the author of You Had Me at Halo. That is one I've been wanting to read. It must be so wonderful living in New Zealand. It is such a beautiful place.

    +1 Well you know what they say, if you can't beat them, join them. :P


  32. +4 If you already follow my blog.
    +1 Each time you Twitter about this giveaway.
    +3 Comment on my guest post with Amanda Ashby.
    +1 Answer this question: How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I would go to the mountains with stocks of food and weapons and hide out until it is safe.


  33. +3 Follower
    +1 Answer question: I'd survive by isolating myself from everyone else
    +5 Link on Sidebar
    +3 Button on Sidebar
    +2 Visited the site.. She lives in New Zealand

    Thanks for the contest! :)
    staysil7 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

  34. Count me in! Thanks
    +3 new follower
    +1 How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I dont' know, but I actually came across a webpage a couple months back that gives you a step by step instructions on how to do just that! I'm not kidding! It's for real! I forget what it was called but there are people out there that are taking actual steps to prepare for the zombies to attach.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  35. I would love to read this!
    +3 I just become a follower
    +8 Blogged (
    +1 tweeted (@beleth22)
    +1 Answer this question: How would you survive a zombie apocalypse? I ¡probably won't because i have very bad luck, so i'd just end up as zombie!

  36. Great contest! Please count me in!

    +3 I'm new follower
    +5 Link on sidebar:
    +1 Tweeted:
    +8 Blog post:


    thanks! ;)

  37. +3 New follower
    +5 Put on sidebar:
    +3 Commented on guest post with Amanda Ashby


  38. I've heard a lot about this book, but never seem to get a chance to read it... it'll be much easier if it is right in my room on my bookshelf! :)

    +4 already follow
    +5 linked to sidebar
    +1 linked in tweet (@thehidingspot)
    +1 I'd survive the zombie apocalypse with cat-like stealth and kickass ninja skills!


  39. Sorry, forgot my blog link... even though you probably know it! :)

  40. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

    +3 New follower.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  41. +4 old follower
    +5 sidebar:
    +1 tweeted about contest:
    +3 Haunted Button on my sidebar

  42. This is a great contest! This is a new to me author, so I'm especially excited!!

    +3 new follower...
    +1 I have no idea how to escape zombies - guess I'd hide as best I could..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  43. Great contest!
    jpetroroy at gmail dot com

    +4 If you already follow my blog.
    +1 I'd hide in the basement. :)

  44. +4 If you already follow my blog.

    Jennifer @ Reading with Tequila

    jennsicurella at verizon dot net

  45. This sounds like an absolutely awesome book! Please enter me.

    +4 I am an old blogger follower!

    +5 Posted about this contest with a link on my sidebar at

    +1 Tweet

    +1 Tweet

    +8 Blogged about this giveaway!

    +3 Commented on the guest post with Amanda Ashby.

    +2 I learned that Amanda Ashby was born in Australia and has spent the last ten years dividing her time between England and New Zealand.

    +1 I would follow these simple guidelines!
    Plus, I can always use the "Your a great friend, but if the zombies chase us, I'm tripping you" tatic!!!


  46. Perfect book for Halloween! Please include me too.

    +4 already follow
    +5 added to sidebar
    +3 added button
    +3 commented on guest post
    +2 It took Amanda six years to publish her first book and she lives in New Zealand
    +1 I'd stock up on groceries and hide as far underground as I could get!


  47. Hi! awesome contest! please count me in!

    +3 new follower
    +1 tweet

    thanks for the contest!

  48. This looks like a great book!

    +4 follower

    rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

  49. count me in
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  50. +3 Become a follower of my blog.
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  51. I have become a follower.
    How would I survive a zombie apocalypse...the truth is I probably wouldn't

  52. +2 Bio: She eats brains, I mean writes in her free time.
    +4 Old Follower
    +3 Comment
    +1 I would want to turn into a zombie also, if I was in the middle of a zombie apocalypse

  53. Enter me please!

    +4 follower
    +5 sidebar:
    +1 tweet:
    +8 Blogged:
    +3 button on sidebar:
    +3 Commented
    +2 I learned that she's from Australia
    +1 I would arm myself with weapons and go out and kick zombie butt! lol


  54. This looks like a great book!

    +4 Already a follower
    +1 I would survive a zombie apoclypse by listening to my 14 year old son when he talks non-stop about zombies!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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